Acts 20:25-31 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 20:1-12 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto [him] the disciples, and embraced [them], and departed for to go into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece, And [there] abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. These going before tarried for us at Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing [him] said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
Acts 19:23-34: 23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. 24 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; 25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. 26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands: 27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. 28 And when they heard [these sayings], they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians. 29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. 30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. 31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring [him] that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. 32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. 33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. 34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians.
Acts 19:13-20 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Continue reading
Acts 19:1-12 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve. And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Continue reading
In Acts chapter 18, a new character is introduced: Apollos. Apollos, an eloquent man, was a disciple who knew only John’s baptism. Two disciples, Aquila and Priscilla, met him in Ephesus and explained the way of God more perfectly to him. This brother went on to preach the gospel and pastor the church a Corinth.
Acts 18 marks an interesting and notable moment in the Apostle Paul’s ministry. Desiring to go to Asia, the Holy Spirit forbid him and instead, sent him to evangelize in Macedonia. Finally, he arrived at the city of Corinth, wherein another notable church was planted, to whom the books of 1 and 2 Corinthian were written. Continue reading
One of the more notable events of Paul’s ministry took place in Athens Greece and is recorded for us in Acts chapter 17. Bothered by the level of idolatry in Athens, Paul began preaching in the marketplace and then at Mars Hill, also known as Areopagus.
In Acts chapter 17, Paul an Silas continue their journeys, coming to a city named Thessalonica. There, they would plant a fresh church but soon face similar persecutions that they experienced in many other cities. This congregation would be one remembered throughout history, as they were the recipients of two Epistles we find in our Bibles today!
In Acts chapter 16, Paul and Silas once again encountered persecution as they found themselves beaten and imprisoned. But as with many other times, God intervened and overruled the situation, delivering them from prison and even converting the jailer!
After the controversy and resulting “Council of Jerusalem” in Acts 15, Paul resumed his ministerial journeys, travelling from city to city preaching the gospel. In our passages today, we learn of his meeting a certain disciple named Timotheus, as well as the conversion of Lydia, seller of purple.
Continuing our series through Acts, we come to the gathering of the “Council of Jerusalem,” a panel of elders and Apostles who met to settle an early doctrinal controversy.
One of the early controversies in Christian history was an attempt by certain Jewish teachers to place Gentile converts under the law of Moses. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett introduces this controversy from Acts chapter 15.
Paul suffered many forms of persecution. From simple rejection and ridicule to outright attempts on his life, he was a man who suffered often. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares the account of Paul’s stoning from Acts chapter 14. Continue reading
In Acts chapter 14, Paul continues his evangelistic journeys, coming to a city called Iconium. But as he arrives, immediately there is contention and trouble as a result of the gospel. Join Pastor Winslett for this introduction to Acts 14. Continue reading
In Acts 13, something pivotal happened in the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Faced with continual rejection from his contemporary Jewish hearers, he began shifting his focus to preaching to Gentile audiences. This move helped spark the spread of Christianity throughout Europe and Asia Minor! Continue reading
In Acts 13, Paul preached one of the most notable sermons recorded in Acts to a group of Gentiles. Join Pastor Winslett for an exposition of this account. Continue reading
In this message, a continuation of our series through Acts, Pastor Winslett observes the calling of Saul and Barnabas to preach the gospel. Continue reading
From our April 28, 2019 worship service, featuring Elder Steve Milner. Continue reading
In this message, we come to Acts chapter 12, in which Herod Agrippa greatly persecuted the Apostles, but was judged of God.
We should rejoice every single time a sinner repents. However, this was far from the case in the early church after the conversion of the first Gentile, a Centurion named Cornelius. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares the interaction between Peter and the other Apostles regarding this new open door to share the faith with Gentiles.
Acts chapter 10 is an extremely important portion of the New Testament, as it documents the opening of the door of faith, as it were, to Gentiles. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares the amazing conversion of an Italian Centurion named Cornelius. You’ll see God’s sovereign grace on full display, in preparing the heart of Cornelius while also sending Peter to go preach the gospel to him. Continue reading
Continuing our series through the Acts of the Apostles, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers the response of Saul of Tarsus to the call of Christ, as well as further ministerial work recorded in Acts chapter 9.
In our continued series through the Book of Acts, Pastor Vaughn Winslett comes to the salvation of Saul of Tarsus, recorded in Acts chapter 9. This is an amazing passage! Prior to Christ, Saul was a cruel man, bent on persecuting others. Yet, the Lord Jesus, in an act of sovereign grace, did regenerate Saul on the road to Damascus, saving him from his sins and placing him in the gospel ministry. Continue reading
In this sermon, Elder Steve Milner shares thoughts on two simple words: Walking and Following. Continue reading
In Acts chapter 8, we find two distinct encounters Philip the Evangelist had with two very different people: Simon Magus and the Ethiopian Eunuch. One, Simon, was by all appearances a wicked man. The other, the Eunuch, was a worshiper of God interested in Christ. Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett for a glimpse into this interesting chapter.
Continuing our series through Acts, Pastor Winslett shares thoughts from the public preaching ministries of Stephen and Philip as recorded in Acts 7 and 8.
In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers various persecutions experienced by the Apostles in Acts chapter 5.
Continuing our series on Acts, we come to Acts 4:31-5:16, in a message entitled Compassion, Hypocrisy, and Persecution. Continue reading
In today’s message, we continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles, namely, Peter’s reply to the unbelieving “powers that be” in Jerusalem concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Continuing our study through Acts, we come to Peter’s admonition in Acts 3:19, to repent and be converted. Continue reading
Coming to Acts chapter 3, Pastor Vaughn shares the account of Peter, James, and John healing the lame man at the Temple.
Message 7 in our series through Acts.
Continuing our series on Acts, we come to the Peter’s sermon and the reaction of his audience, being pricked in their hearts by the message of the cross. Continue reading
We invite you to listen to this message on the sovereign authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, from Acts chapter 2.
In Acts chapter 2, the Church that Jesus Christ organized and commissioned embarks on her ministry in the world, as the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Apostles. Join our pastor, Vaughn Winslett, for this message from Acts chapter 2. Continue reading
Continuing our series through the Acts of the Apostles, pastor Winslett comes to the replacement of Judas Iscariot with Matthias. Continue reading
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” – Acts 1:9-14
Message 2 in our series through the book of Acts.
Pastor Vaughn Winslett begins his new series through the book of Acts, from Acts 1:1-7.
In this message, Elder Steve Milner speaks of different aspects of salvation.
From our Sunday morning service, by Elder Barry Cordes.
From our Sunday morning service, 10-21-2018, by Elder Steve Milner.
From our Saturday afternoon service of our 2018 October meeting.
Preached by John Burkett, during our Saturday morning service.
Preached Saturday morning at our October meeting, by Benjamin Winslett.
From our Saturday morning service, by Elder David Wise. Continue reading
The born again child of God is, in a sense, a living contradiction. By that, we mean to say that there are two opposing natures at constant warfare within our hearts and minds at all times. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett expounds on Romans chapter 7, a portion of scripture in which The Apostle Paul shares the struggle we all have with fleshly lusts. Continue reading
Pastor Winslett shares an encouraging message from Hebrews chapter 12 about the blessings we have in the New Testament Church. Continue reading
And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. Ezekiel 47:12
From our worship service, September 23, 2018.
“And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.” – Luke 11:29
By Vaughn Winslett Continue reading
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
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One of the most interesting and important figures in the Bible is Jacob. It was Jacob who was chosen of God and renamed Israel. It was Jacob who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. And relevant to us, it was Jacob who is used by the Apostle Paul as a figurehead for the elect in Romans 9. Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett for this interesting study of the life of Jacob. Continue reading